from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- One of the Leeward Islands of the eastern West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. Discovered by Columbus in 1493, it was colonized by the English after 1628 and is now part of St. Kitts and Nevis.
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- proper n. An island in the Lesser Antilles, part of the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
From Spanish nieves ("snows"), in Nuestra Señora de las Nieves ("Our Lady of the Snows"), a Spanish name for the island. (Wiktionary)